Sunderland trial for Sunzu
Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has confirmed he is running the
rule over Zambia international Stoppila Sunzu.
The 23-year-old central defender has been training with the
Black Cats, and he has already played in a fixture behind closed
Sunzu was forced out of the action with a slight knee injury,
while he will also head out on international duty for a World Cup
qualifier in Lesotho.
Premier League rivals Reading pulled out of the race for Sunzu
in January due to a contract dispute with TP Mazembe.
The Congolese club eventually resolved that Sunzu was under
contract until 2015, rather than being a free agent, but Mazembe
have given the player permission to train with Sunderland.
O’Neill told the Sunderland Echo: “He played a little game the
other day, but he had a swollen knee before he came here and he had
to come off in the game.
“That will stop him training for a week at most. And then he’ll
be going away to play during the international break so we’ll
monitor him during that game.
“But I haven’t seen enough of him yet to make a decision on